When Peter Horch started his roofing company, he would drive his pickup truck full of roof waste to the Camden dump and turn downhill into the landfill to unload it by hand. As time went by and his business grew, he stopped making those trips himself. One fall, Peter had to fill in for an employee, and he was stunned by what he saw. The same hole at the landfill that he’d driven down into five years earlier had become a huge mountain that he now had to drive up onto to deposit his roofing debris.
“I then realized that I was driving up over my own debris – debris that I’ve pulled from peoples’ roofs,” said Horch. “That mountain is never going to go away. It will be there until my great-grandchildren are living here. And I thought, ‘I just don’t want to do it anymore.’”